Case Study Kenya: Working to eradicate female genital mutilation

Some 3 million women and girls face female genital mutilation (FGM) every year.  In Maralal, Kenya, the story is no different. CAFOD partner Caritas Maralal implements livelihoods projects in Samburu County where FGM is a stipulated rite of passage for women and girls. Caritas Maralal is one of the diocesan offices that undertook a gender audit as part of CAFOD’s Gender and Church Programme. As a result, a gender desk was created which now ensures that gender issues are addressed in every project implemented in Samburu County. In addition, staff and policy makers have been trained on the harmful side effects of FGM. In each and every community training session there is a compulsory component on gender-based violence. This has helped to increase awareness of this detrimental practice. Download document for more information. 

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